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Junior Instructors Perspective

Grandmaster Carl Tate
Founder: First Canada Tang Soo Do

Grandmaster Hwang Kee

Founder: Tang Soo Do &
Moo Duk Kwan

Master Shelly Iverson

Black Belt Academy

Our passion

We offer a Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do) Program to all ages from four years old and up through adulthood. Our students develop concentration, self-discipline, following directions, gross motor skills, flexibility and overall physical fitness along with self-defense, confidence and leadership skills.. We individualize our curriculum so that each student has an opportunity to develop, regardless of his or her age, physical needs and hectic schedules.

We help students recognize their own ability to overcome challenges and assists in their growth mentally and physically within our program. The foundation for success is a "can do" attitude.We strive to cultivate a family atmosphere, placing a strong emphasis on teamwork, and including everyone as an equal teammate.

What is Tang Soo Do?

Our History

Since 2013, the Black Belt Academy and its predecessor school the Black Belt of Karate have been a facilities dedicated to providing year-round Tang Soo Do instruction for all Calgarians. We offer a well-balanced Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do) program. We emphasize both physical development as well as character building. The life skills acquired by our students become an invaluable asset. Through positive reinforcement and repetition, we instill values while simultaneously working on the progress of the many physical benefits in class.